This is especially true in the way Ismene reacts to the laws Creon puts in place. Under Creons authority, she refused to help even her sister bury her own brother. She was so obedient to Creon she wouldn’t even help her own family. Even when Antigone tries to tell her about how they were family and her brother deserved a proper burial, Ismene said: “They mean a great deal to me; but I have no strength. To break laws that were made for the public good.” She is so obedient to Creon she even goes as far as to claim the laws set in place are for “public good.” This can be linked to how during the experiments mentioned in The Perils of Obedience the testers would sometimes do everything asked of them, no questions.
Thirdly, throughout the play Judge Danforth is gullible to Abigail’s manipulations and lies. One of the instance where Danforth’s gullibility towards Abigail is shown is when Abigail blatantly accuses Reverend Hale’s wife to be in alliance with Lucifer (The Crucible) to which he replies that “it is not possible for a minister’s wife to be associated with the devil” (the crucible). Here Abigail is proven wrong by Judge Danforth because he is certain that a minister’s family can never be approached by the devil as per the commandments. Despite this, he chooses to believe that Abigail has probably mistaken to identify the woman associated with Lucifer. This shows that he totally believes in Abigail and that, all her previous accusations are valid.
This “future queen” sees the life she could have flash before her eyes and obviously Macbeth was hesitant because King Duncan was a honest man and Macbeth was a “servant” to him and he was family to Macbeth so he really didn’t want to go through with it. This fueled Lady Macbeth to conjure the death of King Duncan as well as covering it up. Lady Macbeth in Act 1, asked the spirits if they could “unsex” her so that she could ultimately be capable to go through with the killing. She felt like her husband (Macbeth) could not do her dirty work that she could wish that she could do herself. Lady Macbeth tried and attempted to fasten onto Macbeth’s inner feelings and attacked his level of masculinity.
As Antigone states when talking to Ismene, “It is the dead, Not the living, who make the longest demands” (694). This clearly tell us that, she is more fearful that the Gods will punish her much worse than Creon ever could if she neglected burying, Polyneices,
Throughout the play, John Proctor had an affair with Abigail Williams who worked for Elizabeth Proctor as a midwife. Proctor fears for his reputation because he doesn 't want his name posted and labeled as an adultery, not only to the town of Salem but also for his sons. In Act IV Proctor states “I have confessed myself! Is there no good penitence but it be public? God does not need my name nailed to the church!
With that being said, she understands that passing involves a risk, which she is willing to take due to her desire to dissociate herself from her race. Therefore, she keeps her racial identity a secret from her husband, fearing it would endanger their marriage and their daughter’s future5. In the beginning, Irene criticizes Clare’s lack of loyalty to her race thus claiming: “No, Clare Kendry cared nothing for the race. She only belonged to it” (Larsen, 52). Irene struggles to comprehend the lack of allegiance Clare has to her race.
By looking at The Crucible by Arthur Miller one can see that the characterization of John Proctor reveals the theme of reputation and integrity, which is important because refusing to tell lies to protect his reputation and stop delirium from spreading throughout Salem.John Proctor states that the woman of Salem who have been locked up for witchcraft:”Excellency, does it not strike upon you that so many of these women have lived so long with such upright reputation”(3.1.305-309). Proctor represents reputation because he would rather die than have his reputation downed to a victimizer. Protecting his reputation motivates John Proctor to deny that witchcraft exists in the village. All he hears is crying out of screams and wailing which is a cause of the Devil 's work: “What 's she doing? Girl what ails you?
Since she spoke up to the men, she said, “I was not yet Frondos’ wife, so you cannot say my husband should have defended me; this was my father’s duty as long the wedding had not been consummated…you permit other men abuse your women... (87).” The downfall of Laucrencia is she believes she should settle down with someone, who does not respect her because she believes no man would want her. She sees herself as a woman, who is not pure anymore. In She Stoops to Conquer, Kate Hardcastle is the hero of the play because she has no evil bone in her body. She is raised to know her worth, but she knows when she needed to hide her strong side from the men. Since Mr. Hardcastle taught her about the ways of men, she knows a man supposed to respect and cherish her, and she said, “…I must not tell my age.
He soon discovered that he was not welcome, and the suitors of Ithaca are trying to replace him. Odysseus’ wife still believes he is alive, and will not give her hand to marriage to any of them. While those who are loyal to Odysseus are rewarded, those who are unloyal receive severe punishment. Because Odysseus’ men are unloyal to him, they face
When dissecting the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper”, she admits that her husband is controlling and clearly states her dislike of his actions, but doesn’t do anything about it. Why do both women let their husband tell them what to do, no matter what negative effects will be a product of the decision that their husband made? A big part of their submissiveness has to do with gender roles during the time that the stories were written. All women before the late 20th century were expected to be submissive to their husband no matter what. They were asked to do things with their husband’s best interest in mind.